11D/10N Northern star Tour
Day 1: Tangier – Chefchaouen – Meknes:
We Meet in Tangier, and from there we drive to Meknes through the Rif Mountains with their enclosed valleys and natural landscapes masterpieces. On our way ,we visit Chefchaouen, Morocco’s blue city which is a truly beautiful place with blue walls and majestic mountains overlooking the distinctive town. We arrive to Meknes.The city is truly rich in beautiful and amazing places to visit such as Bab al-Mansour, the Basin Swani, Moulay Ismail mausoleum, Volubilis ruins, the old Medina and much more. We stay in a luxurious riad in the heart of the Medina.
Day 2: Meknes – Fez :
After breakfast, we set off for Fez. Along the way we visit the ancient ruins of Volubilis where romans left significant traces. We arrange a guided local visit of Fez. Fez attractions include the Royal Palace, the potry and ceramic of Fez, the Karaouiyin university, the Tannaries and the old bustling Medina of Fez. Evening at leisure. Overnigh in an authentic Riad.
Day 3: Fez – Merzouga:
After breakfast, we depart to Merzouga. On the road we cross several Berber towns such as Imouzzer Kandar (a small town in Sefrou Province), then Ifrane (a summer resort town in the Middle Atlas Mountains). We move on to Azrou cedar forest to watch monkeys and take pictures. Then we head to Midelt where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, we carry on to Merzouga through Errachidia, Erfoud and Rissani. We spend the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Merzouga:
Here, we will explore Merzouga and its suburbs. We tour the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi which stretches on an area of 50 kilometers from north to south and up to 5–10 kilometers from east to west lining the Algerian border. This natural gift inspires locals and guests with its 150 meters high dunes. You will enjoy the beautiful sunrise and sunset.
In the same day, we meet nomad families who take care of their sheep and camels. They live in tents and they depend on grazing to win a living. We head, then, to Rissani to visit the local market and to explore the ancient villages. Nearby Merzouga, we listen to Gnawa music. We drive back to the hotel to start the camel trekking. You ride your camel to the bivouac where you will have a chicken Tajine and you sleep under wool tents. Meanwhile, you will enjoy the Berber music with our team and a superb view of the starry sky.
Day 6: Merzouga – Ramlia:
Today, we will visit Ramlia, a remote village in the middle of desert and a place where you will meet the nomad people and experience the real rural Morocco and enjoy a very small oasis. We will also go through some Berber villages and visit places where stones and fossils are dug out. You will enjoy endless silence, except the birds that sing. You will discover the fauna and flora of the Sahara desert. We spend the night in a local guest house.
Day 7: Ramlia- Kelaa Mgouna:
We leave to Kelaa Mgouna. We stop in Tinjdad for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue to Tinghir and in our way we take a look at the amazing Todgha Gorge, a popular destination for rock climbers. They are cliffs that rise up to 300 meters among which a crystal-clear river flows. The palm groves stretch along the river giving a unique view.
Day 8: Kelaa Mgouna – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
We take our breakfastin the town of roses. It is known by this name because it is literally covered in roses during spring. Thus, a festival of roses is organized here every year at the end of April or the first week of May .We, then , head to Ouarzazate by the road of Roses Valley which is better known as the Valley of 1000 Kasbahs. We tour the city of Ouarzazate, Africa’s Hollywood, which is surrounded by palm-filled valleys, snow-capped mountains and amazing kasbahs. Our visit to the city includes the village of Skoura where we will visit the wonderful Amridil Kasbah. We, then ,go to see Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah which is one of the main and the most famous Kasbah in Morocco and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch, and at the end of our tour in Ouarzazate, we leave to Marrakesh.
Day 9: Marrakech sightseeing:
Today is devoted to explore the red city of Marrakech. We will visit the Souks and Markets which can be the best experience you could ever have in the city. Djemaa el Fna is the popular city square in Marrakech, often known as the heart of Marrakech. It attracts tourists from all over the world. The Saadian Tombs are grandly decorated with vibrant tiles, intricate carvings and Arabic scripts. They have been restored and designed lavishly. You’ll be amazed at the beauty of these tombs, the magnificent arched ceilings, marble and mosaics carvings. On our tour, we will also visit the Koutoubia Mosque, the Bahia Palace, and the busiest streets of the Medina. In the afternoon, you might go for a walk and enjoy the open spectacles of the Djemaa el Fna where you attend nonstop performances of musicians, acrobats, story tellers, snake charmers and more. We spend the night in a riad.
Day 10: Marrakech – Rabat :
We set off for Rabat via Casablanca where we visit the biggest Hassan 2 Mosque. Continuation to Rabat. Visit of the Hassan unfinished mosque, the Oudaya Kasbah. Night in the hotel
Day 11: Rabat – Tangier :
At the appropriate time we depart to Tangier, and transfer to the airport/port. The end of our services.